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December 2008

Masataka Taketsuru - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

by sbrothier
Masataka Taketsuru (竹鶴 政孝, Taketsuru Masataka?, 1894–1979) founded Japan's whisky industry. He was born in 1894 in Takehara, Hiroshima to a family that had owned a sake brewery since 1733.

November 2008

Cocktails and Martinis Nick and Nora Style - Foodie Flicks - Slashfood

by sbrothier (via)
The other day my head was swimming with the wonder that is Nick and Nora Charles. While this is hardly the arena to talk about the wonder that is The Thin Man, Nick Charles certainly has some worth here at Slashfood.

Liqurious

by sbrothier
notcot fot the booze

Talking Mixology With Dale DeGroff | alcohol, cocktails, dale degroff | yumsugar - Food, Drink, & Entertaining.

by sbrothier (via)
Last week I had the wonderful opportunity to sit down with Dale DeGroff. If you've never heard of DeGroff, you'll be surprised to know that he has changed your life. Remember that basil gimlet you enjoyed at the bar last week? You can thank Dale for that. Or what about that perfectly poured martini? Dale's responsible for that, too. Known to food insiders as the King of Cocktails, Dale DeGroff is single-handedly responsible for the renaissance of classic cocktails. Back in 1980s New York, at a time when the majority of bars served drinks made from overly-sweet mixes, Dale was mixing drinks with fresh, seasonal, local ingredients and creating cocktails based on preprohibition recipes. To find out what the master has to say about cocktail trends and to see who he thinks is the best bartender in America today, read more.

September 2008

International Quilt Study Center & Museum : Making a Quilt

by sbrothier
What is a quilt ? A quilt is a layered textile composed of a decorative top, a warm filler called batting or wadding, and a pratical backing. The three layers are joined together by quilting stitches, or sometimes are held together with regularly spaced yarn or string ties.

15 (other) Uses for Vodka - Drink of the Week

by sbrothier
These are real uses for Vodka in Russia. I originally posted this last year after a friend sent it to me. Some how I managed to delete it while updating the photo. Never drink and code, I guess. So back by popular demand…

Dezeen » Blog Archive » Seven Deadly Glasses by Kacper Hamilton

by sbrothier
Young London-based designer Kacper Hamilton has created a set of seven wine glasses inspired by the seven deadly sins: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath (above), envy and pride.

The Six Most Fattening Summer Cocktails | Newsweek By The Numbers | Newsweek.com

by sbrothier
The Six Most Fattening Summer Cocktails 'Tis the season to kick back with a frosty summer cocktail, but the calorie counts are anything but relaxing.

The 10 best beer names ever - St. Petersburg Times

by sbrothier
I recently read a piece by John Foyston in The Oregonian relating how five bottles of an ultra-rare beer named Hair of the Dog Dave sold separately at auction for a combined $2838.30. Had there been a sixth, Foyston points out, it would have amounted to a $3,500 sixer. After cringing a bit, I had to laugh. If it had been a wine, the name on the bottle would have been something pompous sounding like Coche-Dury Corton-Charlemagne. However, these bidders shelled out up to $719 per 375ml for a tipple named Dave. You have to love the working-class ethic of the craft beer community.

The Secret History of Rum

by sbrothier
Rum has always tended to favor and flavor rebellion, from the pirates and buccaneers of the seventeenth century to the American Revolution onward. In addition, sugar and rum pretty much introduced globalization to a waiting world, tying together Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Caribbean in a complex alcoholic web of trade and credit. Not until oil was any single commodity so important for world trade. So it is not surprising that the Bacardi Corporation has become one of the world's first transnationals.

Liquor / Spirits Bottles : Bottle typing, Diagnostic shapes

by sbrothier
Liquor of all types - bourbon, rye, gin, cognac, scotch, etc. - was bottled in a wide variety of bottle shapes and sizes ranging from small flasks that held a few ounces to demijohns and carboys that held gallons. As with virtually all of the bottle type categories to follow, liquor bottle diversity is staggeringly complex in depth and variety. The pictures on this page show just a small bit of this variety. However, there are definitive trends in shapes that mark a bottle as very likely to have been used primarily or originally as a container for high alcohol spirits intended for internal consumption, "medicinal" or otherwise.

Nonjatta

by sbrothier
Japan is the second biggest producer of single malt whisky in the world. It has been taking top prizes in international tastings since 2001. At the 2008 World Whisky Awards, Japan underlined its arrival on the world scene by scooping both of the top prizes - the best single malt whisky in the world and the best blended whisky in the world.

Nonjatta: Japanese Whisky History (1918-1919): Unlocking Scotland, Part I

by sbrothier
On Thursday April 17, 1919, Masataka Taketsuru walked into the ramshackle wooden buildings of Glasgow`s Buchanan Street Station and boarded the Caledonian Railway train going north. It was a historic moment.

Modern Drunkard Magazine Online

by sbrothier
Standing up for your right to get falling down drunk since 1996.

Great American Writers and Their Cocktails : NPR

by sbrothier
Famous writers and drinks are inseparable, despite the price some paid for the vice. Ernest Hemingway loved the Mojito, William Faulkner had his mint juleps, and F. Scott Fitzgerald was convinced gin was the way to go (he thought its smell would be undetectable on his breath). Hemingway & Bailey's Bartending Guide delves into the drinking habits of America's top writers to reveal their favorite cocktails. Steve Inskeep talks with author Mark Bailey and illustrator Edward Hemingway -- grandson of the writer -- about their new book. Below are excerpts from the guide, including cocktail recipes, drinking stories and writers' famous passages about imbibing.

Tools of the Trade

by sbrothier
Here is my list of different bar tools you might want for your bar. When I can locate an on-line company that appears to sell a product that I can recommend, I'll try to include a direct link to that company/product on the associated page.